One of the most common concerns that we hear from patients is that they are worried about the old metal fillings in their mouths. They can look unsightly and can most definitely cause aesthetic concerns. Some people are even concerned that their old metal fillings could be a health concern. There has been extensive research done into how these old metal fillings can affect your overall health. They also may begin to leak over time, allowing harmful bacteria to seep inside of your tooth; cavities can even begin to form underneath of these older, broken down metal fillings. This may cause severe damage to your tooth before you even experience any symptoms. Metal fillings can even cause permanent dark staining of the gums around the restored teeth, referred to as an amalgam tattoo.
At Markham Stouffville Smile Centre, we offer a variety metal-free, white filling options, including resin (very hard plastic), as well as porcelain restorations. Using the most high tech and modern dental materials, we can transform your smile with beautiful, natural-looking results that can last a lifetime.